I'm sure you all have heard about the flooding in Indiana. Our neighborhood was very close to a lot of it. The back part of the neighborhood we live in was flooded shut and the fire department was making rescues in a boat all day long.
Our home is okay except for the fact our sump pump had a heart attack at trying to keep up and left us for sump pump heaven. By the time we found out, the basement had already flooded a couple inches. I had some new recipes I was planning on posting Saturday night but instead we spent the weekend dragging wet carpet out of the basement and cutting away wet dry wall. It's a mess, but we are very fortunate. Many people here have lost their homes. My heart breaks for them. The insurance company sent out a couple guys with dryers and de-humidifiers. It's drying up down there. Hopefully it won't take too long to put it back together.
The day of the flood, Kati was preparing to go to kids camp. Not as a kid, but as an adult counselor. She has been so excited about this. And then we realized, what is she going to eat? I'm sure there are many of you out there is this situation right now. Thankfully, Kati is old enough to watch out for herself. I can't imagine having an eight year old who needs to go to camp and worrying about them.
I set off for the grocery last week with one goal in mind. Find all the shelf stable, gluten-free food I could find. This is what I came up with….
Single serving cans of :
Canned refried beans
Eden brand canned beans and rice
Amy's bean soup
Thai kitchen noodles (and chop sticks)
candy (this is most important!)
Powdered Miso soup
I think there was more she took. I was going to make a list to post everything she took, but the flood happened. I also got her a loaf of Glutino frozen bread and some bagels. Hopefully she remembered to put them in the freezer when she got there. I also made a batch of blueberry muffins for her to freeze. I also sent her own mayonnaise with her name on it to keep in the fridge. She was very happy and excited to have her boxes of food when she left.
After my last post, I have so many good ideas of what to take on our weekend trip. The hard part is deciding what ones I will try! I can't wait to see what works good and post about it when we get back. Thanks everyone for so many great ideas. We will be in Danville, Kentucky at the Great American Brass Band Festival. Hopefully, the weather will be good. I don't like traveling in storms and heaven knows Indiana doesn't need any more rain!